CLEARWATER, Fla., March 16 (UPI) -- Terry Adams continued his strong spring by retiring the first 12 batters he faced Saturday in the Philadelphia Phillies' 9-8 victory over the Tampa Devils Rays.
Adams, who will start the season in the rotation for the first time in his career, earned his first win. He ran his scoreless innings streak to 12 before surredering four runs in the fifth, his final frame.
Carlos Silva, one of the Phillies' top pitching prospects, tossed a scoreless ninth for his third save. He got Felix Martinez to hit into a game-ending double play.
Ryan Rupe, who is trying to stay in the Devil Rays' rotation, also has pitched well this spring. He allowed two runs -- one earned -- and four hits over four innings. In four outings, the righthander has a 1.50 ERA, allowing just two earned runs and 15 hits in 12 innings.